Following an increase in Covid cases in the state, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will meet with the Covid-19 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) today at about 6.30 p.m.
The CM would seek expert advice before imposing stringent measures in the state to combat the spread of COVID-19. According to reports, the CM is unlikely to declare a lockdown, but he may contemplate declaring a weekend lockdown, and a night curfew may remain in effect throughout the state even after January 7.
Dr. GB Sattur, a well-known physician from Hubballi and member of the Covid Clinical Expert Committee stated that the government is taking preventive steps and there is no harm in it; of course, it is a mild variant of the coronavirus, but we need to be prepared.
Within a month, cases will multiply exponentially, and this highly contagious Omicron will spread at twice the rate of the previous variation delta. The omicron is highly contagious, and many people, particularly those who have not got the COVID vaccine, may become infected, according to Dr. Sattur.